Tips for Business People

By Simon O'Shaughnessy | Good tips, profit and better business

Jessica Mah Shares Her 5 Best Pieces of Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial star, Jessica Mah, who, by the age of 25 had been featured as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and appeared on the cover of Inc. magazine, offers advice for women entrepreneurs - and for the men who want to see them succeed.<p>Jessica Mah, co-founder and CEO of accounting software and …

In these turbulent times, take a break from social media to find comfort | David Sax

The internet is often a stream of anxiety-inducing hatred. Solace can only be found in the real world<p>Related: This is a terrifying moment for America. Hold your loved ones close | Steven Thrasher<p>Five days after the election of Donald Trump, I stood in line at the airport wanting to kill time. I …

How one 24-year-old runs a $70,000-a-month business while traveling the world

Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, with a degree in business …

France Makes Email Illegal on Weekends. 5 Ways U.S. Workers Can Cope With Addiction

It's illegal in France, but U.S. workers can follow this advice to avoid workplace issues.<p>This summer, France made a big, bold step to combat email addiction.<p>As reported by multiple outlets, there's new legislation that makes it illegal to work on email on weekends if your company has over 50 …

Employment

Dad, the guerrilla who refused to give up

He was the special forces war hero who escaped the Nazis and evaded the Japanese, but Keggie Carew’s father couldn’t avoid his final nemesis. Although he gave it a damn good try …<p>The first note I found in Dad’s pocket said: “My name is Tom Carew, but I have forgotten yours.” I soon discovered he …

12 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Creativity

All jobs require creativity in some form or another. Because of this, we’ve all probably been stumped at work before. The worst part? It’s not always …

A terrible myth is surrounding millennials and entrepreneurship

The share of people under 30 who own a business has fallen by 65 percent since the 1980s and is now at a quarter-century low, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Federal Reserve data.<p>These statistics go against the typical media portrayal of an American start-up: a phone app built in an …

Entrepreneurship

Seth's Blog

Most of what we're chasing is that which we've had all along.<p>In our culture, the getting is ever more important than the having.<p>There's nothing wrong …

Here’s How You Get Past the Fear of a Career Change

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

The Counterintuitive (But Effective) Way To Score A Raise

Working for yourself for a while can launch you back into the traditional workforce at a new and better level.<p>In the past, the conventional wisdom about self-employment went like this: If you left the traditional workforce to work for yourself, you were unlikely to go back. On average, you would …

7 Habits Of Resilient Teams

Resilient teams can weather the challenges of an ever-changing business environment because they have built these skills.<p>Companies devote an enormous amount of time and effort to building the best teams. But if a team can’t overcome setbacks and challenges, those resources might be wasted.<p>“It’s an …

Co-creation on speed with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>13,335 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on May 16, 2014<p>Jodi Hartman, PMP 2 months ago<p>Abhijit Gupta , CUSTOMER …

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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice.<p>We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” …

Career Development

Top five regrets of the dying

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'.<p>Bronnie Ware is an Australian …

Watch out for the dark side of charismatic leaders

In a recent leadership session I conducted with a number of senior executives, we talked about the importance of charisma as a way of connecting with people and getting them to hear a leader's message. Several asked whether charisma is always positive or whether there is a potential dark side that …

Leadership

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>A few years ago, I was struck by a study of Disney parks: the company had hired a team of analysts to figure out what kids found most absorbing about their theme park. Was it Mickey and Minnie? Cinderella’s castle? Space Mountain?<p>No. It was their parents’ mobile phones. …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Every now and then, we need something more than words on a page to get us inspired. These 5 TED talks will do just that and more.<p>Every now and then, we need a little something more than words on a page to get inspired. Hearing someone talk to us--or even just hearing someone's voice--is really all …

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

What Could A Bestseller Book Achieve For Your Business?

<i>“ ‘Bestseller’ is a manipulated term. If you want to be a bestselling author, take out a $100,000 loan and buy 15,000 of your own books from Amazon.” Internatonal bestselling author</i> <i>Patrick Snow via BookPromotionHub.com</i><p>From my own experience, Snow’s tongue-in-cheek price tag is low. I know authors …

Writing

The best leaders do this at work

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

When we try to define what a “digital organization” is, what first comes to mind are technological devices: employees toting laptops, permanently connected to a shared, real-time flow of information on virtual platforms, constantly communicating with customers or suppliers – people working from …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

Doing these 24 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but it's worth the effort all the same.<p>So what tough-but-worthwhile tricks can you start applying to your life today?<p>The posters on this handy Quora thread had some excellent suggestions. Business Insider …

Posters

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Put His Failures Up Front In a Job-Hunting Experiment

In his new video, <i>A Relevant Experiment</i>, the Ogilvy and Mather creative goes a step further than advocating by actually sending his own wart-flecked …

Employment

The 7 Ted Talks every leader should watch.

Looking for a crash course in leadership? These brilliant presentations can help.<p>When I started my first company at the age of 25, I did not consider myself a leader. I was just a guy who needed to serve my clients. But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out how to be a good boss and …

Infographic: 50 Productivity Tips To Boost Your Brainpower

<b>Feeling</b> the back-to-work blues?<p><b>Work management and collaboration platform</b> Wrike has come up with an infographic to help you beat the slump.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘50 …

Productivity